NBCRightNow.com - Here is the recipe for Chef Brian Hodges' Smoked Chicken and Bacon Pasta!
4 ounces smoked chicken, shredded
1/2 pound cooked pasta (penne works well)
4 ounces heavy cream
4 ounces tomato sauce
4 ounces chicken stock
2 ounces diced tomatoes
6 slices of bacon, crumbled
1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence
Handful of spinach
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Pepper to taste
1) Cook pasta "al dente" and set aside.
2) Heat olive oil over high heat in a medium saucepan and add in bacon and chicken; cook for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
3) Add in pasta and chicken stock and reduce for about 3 minutes. Next, add the tomato sauce and heavy cream and reduce for another 3-5 minutes.
4) Sprinkle pepper and herbs over the pasta and stir. Add diced tomatoes and spinach and cook for another 3 minutes and remove from heat to prevent the spinach from wilting.